Daily Archives: January 4, 2022

2022-01-04: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the…

Staff (2022-01-04). US sets world record with one million daily Covid cases. rt.com American healthcare data shows that more than one million coronavirus cases were recorded on Monday | The US has recorded more than one million Covid-19 cases in a single day, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The figure is the highest recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began in 2019. | According to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), more than one million cases of Covid-19 were

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Avoid Charges Over Nursing Home Death Count. sputniknews.com An investigation into the criminal culpability of Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing homes death reporting in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic will see the former governor avoid charges, according to his attorney.

Staff (2022-01-04). New highly mutated Covid strain discovered. rt.com A coronavirus variant with 46 mutations has been detected in southern France | The new variant of Covid-19 was first discovered in a patient who returned to France from Cameroon. Researchers said it's too early to assess the variant's features. | The new strain, B.1.640.2, was detected in 12 patients living in the same geographical area in southeastern France, a team of scientists said in a preprint published online on medRxiv last week. | The strain is related to the B.1.640 lineage, which was classified as a variant under monitoring (VUM) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November. | The first known…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). 'Worrying' New COVID-19 Strain With 46 Mutations Found in France May Be More Jab-Resistant. sputniknews.com The Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease is constantly evolving in ways that make it more transmissible and enable it to infect people who should have immunity. New variants of the virus show a genetic change that differs from the original sequence when COVID-19 was identified – triggering concerns among global health experts.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). UK Hospitals Declare Critical Incidents, Urge 'More Cautious Approach' to COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to drive cases up, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held off on introducing stricter restrictions in England than his current "Plan B". Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, meanwhile, have opted for a toughening of the measures in place to curb the spread of the respiratory disease.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). EE.UU. marca nuevo récord mundial de casos diarios de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Según la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en el último día se reportaron 1.083.948 casos registrados de la Covid-19 en EE.UU.

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2022-01-04). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Over 7 mln vaccine doses administered in SW China's Tibet. ecns.cn Over 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, said Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government.

Staff (2022-01-04). Judge rules on US Navy SEALs vaccination dispute. rt.com US judge rules in favor of Navy SEALs refusing vaccination on religious grounds | A Texas court ruled that it would be unconstitutional for the US Navy to punish service members seeking a religious exemption from President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. | District Judge Reed O'Connor issued a preliminary order on Monday blocking the Navy and the Department of Defense from enforcing their vaccine rules. | "The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect," the judge wrote in his decision. "The Covid-19 pandemic provides the government no license to…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Court Bars Pentagon From Punishing Seamen for Vaccination Refusal. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A US court has prohibited the Department of Defense from sanctioning Navy personnel for their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite a vaccine mandate for the entire American military, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-04). Dozens of children mistakenly given Covid jabs for adults. rt.com Health authorities in Germany accidentally gave 42 kids Covid-19 shots intended for adults | Forty-two children aged five to 11 have been given Covid-19 vaccine doses meant for adults. Health authorities in Hanover, Germany, have claimed it should not enhance the risk of side effects. | On Monday, a spokesperson for the Hanover regional government announced that 42 children at a city zoo vaccination center had been given shots with higher concentrations, meant for adults. | The chief specialist at the health department, Marlene Graf, said the increased dose is not harmful, and no serious consequences are expec…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-04). Venezuela Begins Booster Campaign Prioritizing Healthcare Workers. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign began with healthcare workers this Monday, January 3, reported Vice President Delcy Rodríguez. | The announcement was made from the Miguel àÅngel Rángel University Hospital in Coche, Caracas, where the staff of 1,068 workers began to receive the reinforcement earlier today. | "This week we are going to vaccinate healthcare personnel, those in the front line, those who are fighting the battle," said Rodríguez, explaining that the vaccination booster is for people who received their second dose six months ago or more. | "As of this week, Monday, January 3, all…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Davis: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org DAVIS: Central Park, 5th Street & B Street, Davis, CA 95616 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Half Moon Bay: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voter Rights. indybay.org HALF MOON BAY: Sidewalk intersection at Hwy 92 and Main Street, Half Moon Bay 94019 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Staff (2022-01-04). Omicron pushes health service into 'state of crisis'. rt.com Medical professionals in the UK have warned that the health service is in a state of crisis due to soaring Omicron cases | Several NHS trusts have declared that "critical incidents," such as staffing shortages and an increase in hospital admissions due to the rapid spread of Omicron, have pushed the NHS into "a state of crisis." | Speaking on Tuesday, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor, warned that the UK health service is struggling to cope with the pressure caused by the current wave of the pandemic. | "In many parts of the health service, we are currently in a state of crisis," Tay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Consumer Health: Children and good hand-washing habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently, and make it a family affair….

WSWS (2022-01-04). German court ruling on triage for elderly patients in pandemic: A double-edged sword. wsws.org If the Federal Constitutional Court were serious about protecting the disabled, human dignity and lives, it should have called on the government to take immediate and urgent measures to contain the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-04). 2022: Year Three of the pandemic and the emerging global class struggle. wsws.org The pandemic is both a catastrophe of historic dimensions and a monumental crime. Its impact is the result of decisions made by capitalist governments to deliberately prioritize profits over lives and adopt policies that have allowed the virus to spread wildly throughout the global population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). Mental health and the holidays: Resolutions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: The start of a new year stirs up thoughts of reflection and the desire for change. What are healthy resolutions, and what tips do you have for staying committed? A: Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might…

WSWS (2022-01-04). K-12 schools forced open across the US amid Omicron surge. wsws.org The entire political establishment, the corporate media and the unions are forcing millions of children back into schools this week, threatening to vastly accelerate the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-04). New York City educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee met on January 2 and authorized this statement calling on educators, parents, and students to take action to shut school buildings and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-04). US moves to shut down case reporting to cover up Omicron disaster. wsws.org The Biden administration and state governments are working to cripple the reporting of COVID-19 testing to cover up their massive failure to protect the population from the pandemic.

Nicholas Stender (2022-01-04). Chicago Teachers Union stands up to Chicago Public School's COVID policy. liberationnews.org The union is demanding an "occupational pause" if the district can not provide an adequate safety plan as teachers and students return to buildings.

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-04). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

Staff (2022-01-04). Cubadebate: Lo más leído, compartido y comentado en 2021. cubadebate.cu Vea lo más leído en Cubadebate en el 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 | Terminó el 2021 con todo el desafío para el mundo y nuestro país que ha significado la pandemia de COVID-19 y el proceso de obtención de las vacunas contra esta terrible enfermedad. También vivimos los cubanos los efectos combinados de la crisis económica mundial y el arreciamiento del bloqueo. El imperio desplegó además contra Cuba todas las herramientas de la Guerra no convencional para intentar derrocar a la Revolución. Tales hechos encontraron prioridad informativa en nuestras páginas a lo largo de es…

WSWS (2022-01-04). As flight cancellations mount, airlines pressure COVID infected crews to return to work. wsws.org Airlines reported thousands of cancellations due to COVID-19 infections among flight and ground crews.

Staff (2022-01-04). Trump slams 'low-life' Twitter & Facebook. rt.com The former US president responded to Marjorie Taylor Greene's ban by blasting Twitter and Facebook's 'radical left' slant | Donald Trump has branded Twitter a "disgrace to democracy" after it permanently suspended the personal account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) for allegedly violating its Covid-19 misinformation rules. | In a

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Trump Blasts Twitter as a 'Disgrace to Democracy' For Booting Off Marjorie Taylor Greene. sputniknews.com US Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene labelled Twitter "an enemy to America" after she had her personal account permanently suspended over repeated violations of the social media platform's policy regarding COVID-19 misinformation.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). US registers over 1mn COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — According to the latest reports, on Monday, a record 1 million people in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-04). China impone confinamiento en la ciudad de Yuzhou por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades chinas mantienen una rigurosa política de cero tolerancia a los casos de Covid-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). FDA issues emergency use authorization for second at-home COVID-19 treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the second time in as many days, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for an investigational antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. This time it is Merck's molnupiravir. According to the company, under the emergency use authorization, the treatment is cleared to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who have tested positive for the disease, are at high risk for progression to severe COIVD-19 and for whom alternative COVID-19…

WSWS (2022-01-04). Amid record-breaking COVID infections, Pennsylvania governor and teacher unions call for in-person learning to continue. wsws.org The COVID catastrophe throughout the state is being fueled by unsafe school openings, which Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers president and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf are demanding begin January 4 so that parents can return to work.

WSWS (2022-01-04). As Omicron infections soar, Europe's governments force the sick back to work. wsws.org As Europe discovered its 100 millionth case of COVID-19, with millions falling ill each week, European governments are slashing isolation periods for the sick.

Speak Out Now (2022-01-04). Saturday 1/22: Straight Talk about COVID-19. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Japanese PM cancels plan to visit U.S., Australia amid COVID-19 concern. ecns.cn Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he will abandon provisional plans to visit the United States and Australia for summit talks prior to the start of a regular Diet session here in mid-January.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). U.S. daily COVID-19 cases surpass record 1 mln amid Omicron surge. ecns.cn The United States shattered a single-day record with over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). Detectan nueva variante de la Covid-19 en Francia. telesurtv.net Según el estudio realizado, la nueva variante presenta al menos 46 mutaciones y 37 deleciones.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Registers Over 1Mln COVID Cases in 24 Hours. sputniknews.com Over the past two weeks, the number of cases of the COVID-19 infection detected daily has been increasing in the US.

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-04). Portugal registra récord de hospitalizaciones por Covid en un día. telesurtv.net Desde el 8 de febrero de 2021, el país no reportaba una gran cifra de ingresos hospitalarios en una jornada.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in Fiji amid third Delta wave. wsws.org The new wave coincides with the reckless decision by the Bainimarama government to open the country's borders to international travel from December 1.

WSWS (2022-01-04). The CDC's unscientific "Test to Stay" program: a pro-corporate COVID-19 policy to keep schools open. wsws.org The CDC's guidelines for K-12 schools allow for children exposed to infected classmates to remain in school under "modified quarantine," which will result in even more children becoming infected.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Philippine election in crisis, as COVID cases skyrocket. wsws.org This year opened with a skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rate, soaring food and oil prices and rival ruling class candidates for the presidency openly plotting against democracy.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Facing public outrage and Omicron catastrophe, Ontario government reluctantly delays school reopening. wsws.org While briefly delaying the resumption of in-class teaching, the government is not instituting a single meaningful safety measure to protect school workers or children from the virus once classes resume on January 17.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Cruise ship crews respond to heightened CDC warnings, recommendation to "avoid cruise travel" wsws.org Representatives of the cruise industry have denounced the US Centers for Disease Control for its warning about the dangers of shipboard travel.

Staff (2022-01-04). Protests outside Evergrande offices as stock trading resumes. rt.com Protesters demand that China's once leading property developer, now plagued by debt, return their money | Shares of China Evergrande jumped as stock trading resumed, but investors who were worried their money would be used to keep the firm afloat staged a protest outside the Guangzhou headquarters. | China Evergrande's shares gained 10% as stock trading resumed on Tuesday after being suspended the day before. Trading was restored after Evergrande announced that a government order to tear down its 39 buildings on Hainan resort island would not affect the rest of its projects there. | The demolition order came o…

WSWS (2022-01-04). The massive Omicron surge is leading to soaring hospitalization in the US. wsws.org Contrary to the complacent media claims that Omicron is "milder" than Delta, the huge increase in infections has meant a rapid rise in the number of people admitted to US hospitals, leading to renewed strains on health systems.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-04). Costa Rica Announces the Expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine. indybay.org Costa Rica — Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around this biodiversity hotspot. Cocos Island is located approximately 320 miles from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Due to its great biological diversity, the island was declared a national park in 1978.

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